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  • hojnikb - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    They could push another hack (non-z overclock) for h81 and b85 boards, like they did, when haswell came out. Apperently it still works on newer revisions chipsets :) Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    I dont think 4.5 GHz is enough to justify the cost. Due to HT and key feature like AES missing, the performance is really no better than an i3 which by the way only adds 5-10% to the platform cost. Since its only 2 cores I would expect 5.0GHz minimum to make it somewhat worth it. Reply
  • hojnikb - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    Not everyone has a need for those features (especially AES, since lots of drives do that natively), so pentium makes plenty sense. But only coupled with a cheap board. Reply
  • nemi2 - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    Check out the deceptive graph in the final picture. Implies the 4.5 GHz overclock is in addition to the 3.2 GHz base for a massive 8.7 GHz .... LOL Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    You're right. It's even scaled to look like "8.7GHz". That's dirty. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    That's some great graph-bullshit. Reply
  • Lunyone - Sunday, June 15, 2014 - link

    Yeah I saw that too, but it would be 7.7Ghz by that logic (4.5 + 3.2). Very deceptive on the Ghz graph, but it's marketing. I would like to see how this new Pentium chip works out. I think it's Intel's dig at getting people to buy it over the Athlon x4's that AMD is selling. If you can get this chip ~$80 and a ~$80-90 Mobo to OC it with, than I think you will see lots of gaming builds with this new Pentium chip in it. Reply
  • nemi2 - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    It will be interesting to find out how well these MBs support i5 k and i7 k overclocking?
    - I wonder if there have been sacrifices in the name of cost savings to the power delivery that limits higher TDP CPU overclocking
  • jimjamjamie - Monday, June 16, 2014 - link

    I see mATX users are second-rate citizens as usual.. Reply

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